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Police investigating suspicious item left in Hillcrest

Police investigating a suspicious package in Hillcrest.

Police have sectioned off the block in front of Flicks nightclub at about 2:30 pm on Tuesday.  

University Avenue is currently inaccessible to traffic between Vermont Street and 10th Avenue.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News reached out to the San Diego Police Department.  

Officer Billy Hernandez says they are investigating a suspicious black leather bag that was left unattended at the scene.

This is a developing story and we will update as soon as more information becomes available.

Update 2: Officer Billy Hernandez of the San Diego Police Department said the suspicious item turned out to be an empty bag. 

Update: at about 3:10 pm the area was cleared with no incident